Category Archives: Seclusion of Girls at Puberty

A Short Note on Paradoxes Associated with Venus Figurines

In this note few common paradoxes about the Paleolithic figurines and Cave paintings will be discussed and the reconciliation of these seeming paradoxes within the seclusion-of-girls-at-puberty framework is discussed. (Please note that this is the version updated on 7/8/2016) Continue reading

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Reflections on Palaeolithic Cave Art, Girls at Puberty and the origin of Religion

Abstract It is not a stretch of imagination to link seclusion of girls at puberty with the Palaeolithic cave art. The widely accepted view about cave art suggests that the cave artists had been shamans. This shamanic origin can imply … Continue reading

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Antiquity of Secluding Girls at Puberty

In this article, it is pointed out that the seclusion of girls at puberty could have existed for more than 40,000 years. The more likely mechanism of diffusion of the ideas around seclusion was the migration of our ancestors not the cultural transmission itself. The customs of Australian Aboriginal people provide a window into the past and some basis for fathoming the antiquity of the girls’ puberty rites. Continue reading

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The Venus: Looking at two recent articles

This post looks at two recent articles on the Venuses. Continue reading

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thelureofnoma.com and the interest in seclusion of girls at puberty

Seclusion of girls at puberty has been a topic which was discussed in Western literature for more than a century. Similarly, Palaeolithic Venuses have been a hot topic in many fields of study for a long time. Towards the end … Continue reading

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Witches, Shamans & the Girls at Puberty

The possible nexus between the girls’ puberty rites, the origin of Venus figurines, the witch cult in Western Europe and shamanism in Eastern Europe and Asia is discussed. It is a possibility that the Venus figurines can be associated with both the girl’s puberty rites and the hunting magic. Continue reading

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Is Self-Representation Hypothesis about Venus Figurines tenable?

(The following is based on a reply by the administrator of www.thelureofnoma.com to a comment on the post Are the Paleolithic Venus Figurines telling us about the puberty rites?) The self-representation hypothesis is an ingenious interpretation of Venus figurines and … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Venuses & Puberty Rites

This post simply contains a PDF copy of the paper “Prehistoric Venuses and Puberty Rites” for those who are interested Continue reading

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Is calling Paleolithic Venuses pornography justifiable?

In a recent personal communication, Dr James Harrod ( www.originsnet.org) mentioned me about his dismay at some parties describing Hohle Fels figurine discovered by Prof. Conrad as the world’s oldest ‘pornography’ . In my mind, his opinion on this is … Continue reading

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NOMA & Seclusion of Girls at Puberty

Many of the readers who visit these blog pages might have wondered why on earth this so-called website on religious tolerance pays so much attention to a totally unrelated subject of puberty rites. This is a very fair question and … Continue reading

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